The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has entered the global top ten in the newly announced 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings.
On the basis of a 34-place jump in the most recent THE world rankings, UTS is now the world’s ninth ranked university established under 50 years ago, and first in Australia in the THE Young University Rankings.
Similarly UTS is first in Australia in the QS Top 50 Under 50, also a young universities selection from the QS World University Rankings.
As for the recent eighteenth edition of the QS World University Rankings, a strong performance in research had been a leading indicator in the current THE World University Rankings.
In the THE research assessment, UTS saw an improvement in publications per staff member, reaching an almost perfect score of 99.9.
Based on more than 86 million citations, the assessment was intended to help show how much each university was contributing to the sum of human knowledge – whose research had stood out, had been picked up and built on by other scholars and shared to expand the boundaries of understanding.
UTS Vice-Chancellor Professor Attila Brungs said being placed among the world’s best young universities was a milestone, but more as recognition of a fruitful decade of effort by the UTS community.
“We have come a long way very quickly, but we know we’re likely to see considerable change and disruption to higher education and the future workforce in Australia and globally,” Professor Brungs said.
“However, what will always remain constant is our role as a public university supporting society, through our teaching, research and engagement.”